11 Feb

radio stokeThe father of HP Sauce, Edwin Samson Moore, was born in Newcastle-under-Lyme in 1849.

Nigel Britton will be discussing with Perry Miller on  Tuesday 18th February 2014 mid-morning show  BBC Radio Stoke, how his great-great grandfather Edwin Samson Moore established the Midland Vinegar Company at Aston Cross Birmingham in 1874. The brewery was reputedly  known as the largest vinegar brewery in the world at that time. Samson Moore with his uncle Edward Eastwood bought the rights to the secret recipe of HP Sauce  from the Nottingham grocer Frederick Gibson Garton in 1899 under mysterious and dubious circumstances.

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